Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekend!

Hi!

What did you guys do this weekend? I decided to start a project that has been sitting around for a couple of weeks (in my house!), and I snapped some photos along the way. It's not done, but it will be next Saturday, so Ill be sure and share photos then.

I bought this bamboo chair at the Value Village for $20:
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Loved the bamboo-ness, but the pillows were hideous. I dropped them off at the upholsterers on Saturday, to be covered in a fabric I found at Forsyth Fabrics. I was going to do leopard printed pillows for the sofa, but I already bought the refurbished kilim rug pillow for the sofa, and I didn't want to have 3 pillows on the sofa (overkill- guests would always have to be moving them), so I decided to do the pillow for this chair in a cute leopard. Leopard is the new neutral...

And I decided to paint the chair a color inspired by this jar:
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First, I had to remove the casters. This ended up taking about 3" off of the chair, so now it's a little short. I definitely don't want it on casters, so do you guys have suggestions of what I could put at the bottoms of the legs instead? I need help here!

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this little piece of info was on the inside of the chair. Pretty funny. "Don't smoke when drowsy"...
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spraypriming:
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I do like the natural color of the wood, but this chair is going in a boring corner of the room, so I thought it needed some color. I love this emerald color that I selected, so hopefully it turns out pretty!

here it is all primed:
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(boring, I know)

I'll have photos of the finished product soon.
Of course I couldn't find a spraypaint color in this shade (annoying), so I bought a highgloss quart of paint, and plan to spray it on this week.

Anyway, I got started priming it yesterday.


7 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the finished product! I love the sound of emerald and leopard!!!!!

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  2. thanks! yeah, I like the combo, i can't wait to see it all together, too. :)

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  3. Ha! That consumer alert is great. I don't have any suggestions, but I think it looks nice short. Kind of like Antho's "Garvey Chair".

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  4. green and leopard is seriuosly one of my new favorite combos! I cant WAIT to see this finished chair!

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  5. Check out www.prettypegs.se for your chair legs. Can't wait to see the finished product! :-)

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  6. oh i wish this pretty peg legs were available for chairs!! i still can't find any...

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